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Philbrick, a champion sailboat racer, has also written extensively about sailing, including The Passionate Sailor (1987) and the forthcoming Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor's Odyssey. He was editor in chief of the classic Yaahting: A Parody (1984).
In his role as director of the Egan Institute of Maritime Studies, Philbrick, who is also a research fellow at the Nantucket Historical Association, gives frequent talks about Nantucket and sailing. He has appeared on "NBC Today Weekend", A&E's "Biography" series, and National Public Radio and has served as a consultant for the movie "Moby Dick", shown on the USA Network. He received a bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master of Arts in American Literature from Duke. He lives on Natucket with his wife and two children.
A great book with harrowing details. This will keep you on the edge of your seat.Published 1 month ago by Travis Grimler
Very interesting and a great companion piece to "In the Heart of the Sea" by Nathaniel Philbrick.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting read gives you the view of the first mate who sent the whole journey arye by challenging the Captain's course selection! Typically he glossed over his error. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Margaret Vafides
Great definitive stuff on the Essex for those history buffs like me. You will have a new perspective when you read "Moby Dick" again.Published on April 4, 2013 by woody
I have not read this book as yet. I gave it to my boyfriend because a distant relative of his wrote Moby Dick. Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by Silverlady